Education

Bowman Charter welcomes new principal

For the last 30 years or so, Kelly Graham has worked to educate young people in Placer County, most of them in high school. Now, Graham is switching gears as the new principal at ...

Sierra College: Four-year degree now available

Community colleges are often thought of as a precursor to a university career, but one area college is breaking the stereotype and offering a four-year degree in one of their most ...

Disabled access to mainstream classes a major issue at statewide student forum

Late in July, 47 high-school students with disabilities rallied on the State Capitol steps in Sacramento to highlight a week of California Youth Leadership Forum activities. Zac C ...

Back to school not just for kids

For more than 50 years, Placer School for Adults has been a resource for people looking to further their education. With courses focusing on topics like computer technology, cooki ...

Auburn's Palm Avenue work nearly done

(Auburn Journal photo) Students and parents hoping to ride or walk on the improved Palm Avenue roadway or new sidewalk leading to E.V. Cain School will be able to in about two week ...

Auburn schools are back in session

A whole new world. A fresh start. Back to the books. Call it what you will, school is back in session for thousands of children in the Auburn area as summer vacation ends and the ...

'Whatever happened to ...?'

Today, the Placer High School campus sits quietly. In just a matter of days, the campus will come alive again with a new wave of students, some freshmen, eager to enjoy life as a h ...

Training camp not just for athletes

Last week began the dog days of summer and grueling daily practice for the Placer Football teams. Bet you did not know that on the field beside the football team, was the Placer&rs ...

Nov. 4 election candidate filing period starts in Placer County

Colfax resident Debbie Lindh was one of the early visitors to the elections division office on Monday.  A week and two days after retiring from a job running the after-school ...

Columbia State student takes first place in national writing contest

James Pegler, a 2014 Columbia State graduate, won this year’s 2014 National Literary Analysis Writing Contest given by Sigma Kappa Delta, the national English honors society. ...

PFLAG presents scholarships

PFLAG of Greater Placer County and Lavender Friends of Lincoln Hills have awarded scholarships to three outstanding seniors graduating from Placer County high schools. The scholars ...

Placer Community Foundation awards scholarships

Two funds at Placer Community Foundation, the Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund and the Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund, recently awarded scholarships to ...

Muzio off to music camp

Hannah Muzio, a member of Bear River High School’s advanced jazz choir, Jazz Unlimited, was awarded a partial scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston for a five-wee ...

Grand jury: More water for Newcastle Elementary

The Placer County Grand Jury has issued its findings on the fire safety situation at Newcastle Elementary School: The school’s fire hydrant system needs more water capacity. ...

Sayles, Mitchell scholarships go to four outstanding students

Two funds at Placer Community Foundation, the Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship Fund and the Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund, recently awarded scholarships to ...